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[Eligibility: All who have judged AMTA tournaments are welcome. OTHERWISE, to be eligible, please be a J.D., or at least a 3L w/ EVIDENCE. AMTA competition veterans are always welcome.]
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Judges are needed for one, or more, of four slots: 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and/or 1:30 pm to 5 pm on Saturday and/or Sunday at the UNLV Boyd School of Law, January 26th & 27th. Trials average 2.5 hours. Detailed instructions and Q & A period for judges (30 min). Sign up for one, two, three or all four of the time slots! Thank you.

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  Sat, Jan. 26 - 8:30a to 12p FULL See who else is judging at this time.
  Sat, Jan. 26 - 1:30p to 5p FULL See who else is judging at this time.
  Sun, Jan. 27 - 8:30a to 12p FULL See who else is judging at this time.
  Sun, Jan. 27 - 1:30p to 5p FULL See who else is judging at this time.
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WHAT MOCK TRIAL JUDGES DO

Presiding mock trial judges actually rule on objections, and conduct the trials, just as real judges do. Scoring mock trial judges score the students' performances and give them evaluative commentary. We strive to provide one presiding judge, and two scoring judges, per trial.

Upon registration, you are sent links to a downloadable PowerPoint judging manual, along with driving directions and the case packet. You may also click DIRECTIONS (UNLV Boyd Law is located at 4505 South Maryland Pkwy, in Las Vegas) or MANUAL. The case packet is only available upon registration.

THE CASE AT ISSUE

THIS YEAR, the students will present either the Plaintiff or Defense side in the civil case of Midlands Television Studios, Inc. v. Danny Kosack. Here's a summary:

THIS YEAR, the students will present either the Plaintiff or Defense side in the civil case of Midlands Television Studios, Inc. v. Danny Kosack. Here's a summary:

On June 29, 2017, Defendant Danny Kosack was scheduled to appear on Plaintiff Midlands Television Studios' ("MTS") highly-rated show 'Midlands After Dark' hosted by star, Alex Grace -- with Elias, Kosack's chimpanzee. However, a rehearsal before the show went terribly wrong when Elias attacked the people in the room. Plaintiff's writer, Chris Villafana, was killed during the attack, and Plaintiff and Defendant have sued each other for negligence.

 Was the attack defendant Kosack's fault? Or, plaintiff MTS' fault? Or, a combination of both -- with a bit of nature sprinkled here and there? A jury will decide.

*** We welcome practitioners and judges with civil and/or criminal experience.

ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT

During the Rebel - Trojan, colleges and universities from around the nation compete against each other by presenting either the Prosecution/Plaintff or Defense side of a mock case. Each side will present an Opening Statement, Direct & Cross Examination of 3 Plaintiff/Prosecution witnesses and 3 Defense witnesses, and Closing Arguments. Students must follow the rules of evidence of the "State of Midlands" (an imaginary state that very closely follows the Federal Rules of Evidence -- down to the letter & rule number).

Student attorneys are expected to be familiar with trial procedures, courtroom decorum, evidentiary objections and proper examination techniques. Student witnesses are expected to testify in a realistic manner and be familiar with their sworn affidavits.

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